Duncanville junior Pierre Goree is off to a great start to his 2021 outdoor track and field season
After a COVID shutdown to the 2020 outdoor season and a hampered 2021 indoor season, the 2021 outdoor season was kicked off last weekend and continued into this week.
The very cold start to the month of February and the expected upcoming frigid temperatures this weekend, will bring some shake up to week two, but so far the outdoor season is off to a good start.
Last week and over the weekend, the results acknowledged the shape and fitness teams and athletes are in entering the 2021 outdoor track and field season.
It was then this week we saw some big time sprint and hurdle marks start to trickle in. At Duncanville's Bob Alpert Invitational, there were some head turning performances.
VARSITY BOYS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Pierre Goree 11 Duncanville 10.74 3 2 Emannuel Ekong 11 North Crowley 10.92 2 3 Donte Hamilton 11 Duncanville 10.94 2
Duncanville junior sprinter Pierre Goree had two outstanding runs in the 100m (10.74) and 200m (21.38). He also helped his team's 4x100 Relay run fast out of the gate with their 41.04 followed by North Crowley's impressive 41.56. The DeSoto boys also ran a fast 1:27.77 in the 4x200 Relay.
Duncanville seniorMartin David-Chavez ran 4:21.81 to win the 1,600m.
VARSITY BOYS 200 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Pierre Goree 11 Duncanville 21.38 4 2 James Jallah 11 Fort Worth Trimble Tech 22.43 4 3 Ke'darion Turner 12 Arlington Bowie 22.72 1
On the girls side at Bob Alpert, Fort Worth Trimble Tech senior Kenondra Davis opened her season with a 11.81 (100m) and a 24.04 (200m). DeSoto's Jalaysi'ya Smith hurdled her way to a great season opening 14.03 mark and teammate Logan Neely dropped a gem of a time in the 300H with her 44.69.
The DeSoto girl's relays also had a good start to the season with 46.73, 1:41.48, and 3:51.37 times.
Yesterday at the Cy Springs Panthers Invitational, more Houston area teams got their 2021 season started. Fort Bend Marshall girls proved that they are ready for the season. They had two girls go sub 12.00 in the 100m with the combination of Cesley Williams (11.78) and Desirae Roberts (11.96).
GIRLS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Cesley Williams 11 Fort Bend Marshall 11.78 3 2 Desirae Roberts 11 Fort Bend Marshall 11.96 3 3 Gabriella Ayiteyfio 12 Richmond George Ranch 12.03 3 4 Raylen Russell 11 Fort Bend Bush 12.05 3
The Lady Buffalos weren't finished as 100H Tairah Johnson ran 14.16 and the Marshall girl's relays got off to a good start going 46.97 (4x100 Relay) and 1:44.14 (4x200 Relay).
The boy's results at Cy Springs were also impressive. Five boys ran sub 10.94, led by Langham Creek's Jaquaize Pettaway's 10.73.
BOYS 100 METER DASH FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Jaquaize Pettaway Langham Creek 10.73 3 2 JyAdrian Wortham 10 Fort Bend Marshall 10.78 3 3 Ja'maerion Gipson Langham Creek 10.84 3 4 Nicholas Chrest Cy-Fair 10.92 1 5 Ke'shaun Cooper-Owens 12 Alief Taylor 10.94 3
The Fort Bend Marshall boys took a page from their girl's book in the relays; They ran a very fast 41.18 in the 4x100 Relay and 3:24.27 in the 4x400 Relay. Alief Taylor won the 4x200 Relay by going 1:28.69.
But, it was the boy's 300H event that was perhaps the most impressive race of the meet. George Ranch senior Bryce McCray won with an elite time of 37.08 for February. He was followed by Chris Brinkley of Fort Bend Marshall in 37.23 and Alex Ornelas from Langham Creek in 40.80.
BOYS 300 METER HURDLES FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Bryce McCray 12 Richmond George Ranch 37.08 1 2 Chris Brinkley 11 Fort Bend Marshall 37.23 1 3 Alex Ornelas 10 Langham Creek 40.80 1